Labels and printers

Our aim at Effective Supplies Ltd is to be one of the few true one-stop-shops supplying a range of industries.

One product category used across multiple sectors is labels and so we offer a range of labelling related products at low prices. We supply labelling hardware, software and support, as well as the labels themselves.

New developments and innovations occur regularly in the world of labelling. Using our knowledge of the market, we can act as consultants to constantly monitor what labelling solution is best for each of our individual customers in light of the latest technological improvements.

Effective are suppliers of labels in all their various formats.

Whether pre-printed or plain, on rolls or on A4 sheets, our commitment to quality means we only use the best label materials whatever the application.

Our industry buying power allows us to supply labels at a very competitive price on an ongoing basis. We supply stock and made to order labels for all makes of models of thermal printer.

We can supply plain or pre-printed thermal transfer or direct thermal labels, either on rolls or fan-folded.

Thermal transfer ribbons are available for all makes and models of printer. Available from standard wax grade through to chemical resistant resin grades.

We supply ribbons with various types of cores from the standard 1” cardboard core to smaller ½” cores and the plastic cores used in Markem Imaje and ICE date coders.

We supply a wide variety of colour ribbons to suit your needs, some of which are shown in the image to the left.

We pride ourselves on sustained low prices for ribbons. These products are not yet available on our online store, so please call or email for details and pricing, stating your printer make and model.

We supply thermal label printers and accessories from many of the leading manufacturers worldwide including the following:


All GoDEX printers have Zebra emulation built in to them. This enables almost seamless swapping from Zebra to GoDEX. For many of our models it is simply a case of taking out the Zebra printer and plugging in a GoDEX. All Godex printers have an Auto Switching Feature which allows them to recognise the printer language being used. This can be done via a driver or in native code.


SATO, a Japanese company, is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. Sato, with reported global revenues of €800 million, has been producing printing solutions for over two decades and is recognised for delivering rugged dependability and reliable performance throughout its product line, which includes direct thermal and thermal transfer printers (with RFID capability) and thermal transfer print engines for use in print and apply solutions.


In response to the growing Auto-ID market, the thermal printer division of Taiwan Semiconductor Company began product development efforts in January 1991 and launched its new line of thermal bar code printers the following year. Since then, its printers have been marketed under the TSC brand name and also private labelled and sold by several of the world’s leading bar code printer companies.  To keep pace with increased demand, TSC opened a high-volume manufacturing centre in January 2006, which produces more than 200,000 printers annually.


For more than 40 years, Printronix has been addressing global customer needs for mission-critical industrial printing. Offering the two most-trusted brand names in back office and supply chain printing, Printronix is known throughout automotive, retail, food & beverage, government and utilities and transportation and logistics enterprises across the world.

ARCA are a leading Italian ‘Print & Apply’ and ‘Label Applicator’ manufacturer. You will find ARCA print and apply systems in all types of industry sectors such as pharma, chemicals, cosmetics, the food industry, drinks, manufacturing, durable goods and logistics. The ARCA brand is recognized and held in esteem worldwide and is well known for the quality of their products. The ARCA products are built for speed, reliability, flexibility and good value for money.

Effective is now also able to offer our customers a complete range of label applicator systems and print and apply solutions. These services start at the consulting and planning stage right through to the installation and on-going support programmes.  We can also provide on-site support, spares and engineering support to customers with existing ARCA systems, as well as supporting them through new projects. Please call for details.

Annual maintenance contracts are like insurance for your customer’s printing operations. Should the printers that are covered under contract malfunction, our engineers will respond within an agreed timeframe to assess, diagnose and repair the fault to ensure that down time and lost production is kept to a minimum. In some cases, the printer malfunction can be fixed with some simple adjustments over the telephone allowing the customer to get their printing operation up and running without delay.

We offer a full range of on-site annual service contracts for all printing systems with a network of experienced industry specialist engineers who provide a first class service.

Our annual service contracts provide a fixed cost upfront allowing businesses to budget in advance for potential malfunctions to printing operations, whether these consist of single printers or hundreds of printers spread across multiple manufacturing locations.

Annual Maintenance Contracts are offered with two levels of response times and include the cost and supply of all non-consumable parts, as many visits as required, all labour charges and of course, telephone technical support. Please call for a quote.

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